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    SADOW: On Girls In Tuxedos At The Prom

SADOW: On Girls In Tuxedos At The Prom

You may be forgiven for wondering whether the world has turned upside down upon learning in north Louisiana schools it seems more important that girls wear tuxedos at proms than

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    SADOW: Jindal’s Past, Present And Future On Display At Final State Of The State Address

SADOW: Jindal’s Past, Present And Future On Display At Final State Of The State Address

Perhaps a little less valedictory but mostly predictably, Gov. Bobby Jindal gave his swan song State of the State address to open the 2015 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature,

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    SADOW: Now That Kennedy Has Made His Decision, The Statewide Races Are All But Set

SADOW: Now That Kennedy Has Made His Decision, The Statewide Races Are All But Set

And so it seems, with one exception, the decision of Louisiana’s Republican Treasurer John Kennedy to seek reelection has set the lineups for this fall’s state executive office contests, resulting

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    SADOW: A Better Way To Fix The Capital Outlay Process

SADOW: A Better Way To Fix The Capital Outlay Process

Following up on the previous post, irrational tax policy that plagues Louisiana concerns not just items related to its operating budget, but also, if a pair of legislators have their

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    SADOW: Louisiana’s Tax Structure Is Nonsensical, But It Will Take Political Courage To Fix It

SADOW: Louisiana’s Tax Structure Is Nonsensical, But It Will Take Political Courage To Fix It

Part of the reason why Louisiana’s fiscal situation has gotten to this point of relative revenue penury is incoherent taxation policy between state and local governments. There are ways to

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    SADOW: Funding For Testing Is The Latest Front In Jindal’s Common Core War

SADOW: Funding For Testing Is The Latest Front In Jindal’s Common Core War

The politics over Common Core States Standards Initiative high-stakes testing got more high stakes as a Louisiana Legislature panel reviewednon-higher education spending prior to the start of this year’s regular

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SADOW: It’s A Good Bill, And It Ought To Pass

  SADOW: It’s A Good Bill, And It Ought To Pass

HB 707 importantly protects religious freedom in Louisiana and deserves swift passage, in spite of the mindless demagoguery already regurgitating

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SADOW: It Makes Sense To Let Louisiana’s Public Colleges Out Of The Teachers’ Retirement System

  SADOW: It Makes Sense To Let Louisiana’s Public Colleges Out Of The Teachers’ Retirement System

The time has come for the idea behind SB 18, which would expand the direction in which Louisiana higher education

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SADOW: Louisiana’s Leges Should Reject Hate And Support Freedom

  SADOW: Louisiana’s Leges Should Reject Hate And Support Freedom

Louisiana’s lawmakers should not let the bigots and those whose faiths are by convenience win by failing to pursue legislation

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SADOW: Attitude Is A Major Problem In Louisiana Higher Education

  SADOW: Attitude Is A Major Problem In Louisiana Higher Education

A report that illuminates a portion of why Louisiana higher education suffers from resource problems also serves as a metaphor

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SADOW: More Horrible Democrat Ideas On Voting

  SADOW: More Horrible Democrat Ideas On Voting

Data surrounding recent local elections demonstrates why thecompulsory voting idea floated by Pres. Barack Obama is a bad idea for

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SADOW: Cost Controls On TOPS, If Only A Little

  SADOW: Cost Controls On TOPS, If Only A Little

At least it moves the ball down the field a little bit, the first bill in some time that has

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SADOW: Hanging On By A Thread, Democrats Give Edwards Early Endorsement

  SADOW: Hanging On By A Thread, Democrats Give Edwards Early Endorsement

That Louisiana Democrats moved to endorse state Rep. John Bel Edwards this past weekend at the quarterly meeting of their

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SADOW: Blown Conclusions On The Louisiana Budget Project’s Cigarette Tax Report

  SADOW: Blown Conclusions On The Louisiana Budget Project’s Cigarette Tax Report

In making decisions about Louisiana’s rickety budget this approaching legislative session, policy-makers need accurate information about their policy options. Unfortunately,

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SADOW: Beware The Anti-Common Core Trojan Horse Candidates In BESE Elections

  SADOW: Beware The Anti-Common Core Trojan Horse Candidates In BESE Elections

Those committed to education reform only can hope that the obsession some voters have with whether Louisiana should stick with

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SADOW: What New Orleans’ Smoking Ban Hath Wrought

  SADOW: What New Orleans’ Smoking Ban Hath Wrought

The hazards and hypocrisy of tobacco regulation and taxation went on full display as a panel of lawmakers grappled with

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SADOW: Tuition Freedom Could Be A First Step To True Higher Ed Reform

  SADOW: Tuition Freedom Could Be A First Step To True Higher Ed Reform

Admirably, the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors forced consideration of larger issues about the state’s higher education system when

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SADOW: Recent Polls Present A Quandary For Louisiana’s Democrats

  SADOW: Recent Polls Present A Quandary For Louisiana’s Democrats

A couple of polls concerning the governor’s contest later this year have hit the public consciousness. You can’t put much

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SADOW: We Need Higher Ed Reform Before Putting Any More Tax Money Into It

  SADOW: We Need Higher Ed Reform Before Putting Any More Tax Money Into It

Understanding the policy debate concerning higher education funding in Louisiana means realizing that it leaders say one thing when in

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